“I’ve never heard of NinerJobNet…”

By: Sara Ingram

This seems to be the most common response when talking to students about our NinerJobNet service. Well, I’m here to clear it all up!

NinerJobNet is one of the most beneficial and easy-to-use resources at UNC Charlotte. I’m making it my responsibility, right now, to show each one of you how easy and wonderful NinerJobNet can be. Welcome to NinerJobNet SIMPLIFIED!

1. How should you start with NinerJobNet?

Easiest beginning point: attend an orientation session in the Career Center. The next orientation sessions will be:

  • November 17th from 11:00am – 11:45am
  • November 23rd from 1:00pm – 1:45pm
  • December 1st from 11:00am- 11:45am

If you are not able to make it to one of these nifty sessions, click here: NinerJobNet Orientation Online  (if you are having trouble opening the hyperlink, press your “Ctrl” button and then click).

2. Now what?

  • While attending an orientation session, you will be asked to fill out a few forms. If you do not attend a session, follow the instructions at the end of the online tutorial for printing out and signing our “Ethical Behavior” sheet. Turn this into the Career Center a.s.a.p.!

If you are interested in working in a part-time job off-campus, you must also fill out our “Job Location and Development” sheet. This can be found at the front desk of the Career Center or here!

  • If you are interested in a Co-Op, that information can also be found here.

3. Once all of your forms are turned in and you have established your free NinerJobNet account, time to browse! Upload your resume through the “Documents” tab at the top of the NinerJobNet database homepage (this is the Experience page). Under the “Documents” tab choose “Upload a Document”. This will give you a few choices of types of documents you can upload.

  • Remember, your username will always be your 800# and your password is “uncc”, unless you choose to change it once you’re logged into the database.

4. Now that your resume, cover letter, and/or writing samples are uploaded, send them out to any employers that might catch your attention! Take a chance, try new things. Never feel that you have to take a job with the employer you interview with. Sometimes, it takes getting to that point to decide that it is just not a good fit. Thank them for the opportunity and their time, but politely decline their offer with your reasons as to why you feel you are not meant for their job.

5. After you’ve applied, interviewed, and landed that perfect job, let us know! Visit us here to report your job placement in JLD, and here to report an internship. Your career advisor will be in contact with you to develop learning objectives and goals for your new internship. These should be completed and turned into your advisor by two weeks after your hire date.

  • You might wonder why you have to complete this step. It’s simple; it helps us make the process easier and better for students in the future. We learn what we are doing well that helps you and what we might need to improve.

6. That’s it! You’ve mastered NinerJobNet and found a job that’s going to teach you many new, beneficial, transferrable skills. Enjoy! And tell all of your friends! Spread the word and teach them how to use it. They’ll owe you a giant “thank-you” in the end.

Happy hunting!

(More extensive and detailed information regarding Experiential Learning and NinerJobNet can be found here (EL), here (JLD), and here (NJN).)

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